Vermont Seasons


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Summer in Vermont

Summer days in Vermont bring family and friends together at the beach, on the lakeshore, or around a campfire. There are as many ways to enjoy the summer season as there are paths that travel through the Green Mountains, whether you’re hiking or biking on a scenic trail or enjoying a road trip on a sunny day. Summer is your gateway to the sense of wonder and well-being that comes with slowing down and taking in your surroundings.

The Long Trail Home

Summer in Vermont: as close to perfect as the Pickett family can get. Kina Pickett’s return home to Woodstock, Vermont includes picking vegetables and flowers with his kids, visiting favorite lakes and swimming spots, and rediscovering the joy of immersing yourself in a community that celebrates the season.

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Summer Events

Signature events rock the Green Mountains all summer long. At county fairs, bring the whole family to play games and feel the adrenaline on the midway rides. Gather at Barre’s Millstone Trails for an elemental experience of fire, music, and art. Whether you head to downtown Burlington for the South End Art Hop, enjoy live music at a festival with the Green Mountains as a backdrop, walk through Brattleboro’s Gallery Walk, or take in the work of local artists, plan your visit around Vermont’s events calendar.

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Vermont State Parks

With 55 state parks open year-round, Vermont’s public lands are a gateway to outdoor recreation in the state, and many even rent equipment like boats. Discover camping, hiking, biking, swimming, and some of the Green Mountains’ most beautiful places.

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